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Construction contracts inked for new Malcolm X campus

The City Colleges of Chicago board approved on Thursday a set of key contracts relating to the construction of a new Malcolm X College campus. The board’s actions come one day after the Chicago City Council signed off on the development plan for the community college campus.

Among the measures board members approved on Thursday was a three-year, $7 million contract for Jacobs Construction Management to organize the construction project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2016.

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Summer program to connect students from CPS closing and welcoming schools

The Chicago Park District is planning a summer initiative to connect children who attend soon-to-be shuttered CPS schools with students from the schools they will be enrolled in this fall, announced district General Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly on Tuesday.

While speaking at a City Club of Chicago luncheon, Kelly said that as part of the program, the district will invite children and principals from both the schools slated for closure and their “welcoming schools” to nearby parks to give students an opportunity to meet one another before the start of the school year.

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